Mastercard Sued Over Patent For Remote Credit Card Payment

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 5:49 PM ET) -- Mastercard Inc. and its units were hit with a patent suit Friday by an inventor claiming Mastercard’s payment technology — used by financial companies including Discover Financial Services and Citigroup Inc. — infringes his patents relating to remote credit card purchases.

In a complaint filed in Delaware federal court, John D'Agostino claimed that Mastercard’s controlled payment numbers technology, which involves using virtual card numbers to make credit card purchases on the telephone or through other remote means, infringes on his invented technology covered by U.S. Patent...
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